Attorneys Who Understand Child Custody Matters

In matters of child custody, the court follows standard contact guidelines governing parenting time and visitation. Unless there is evidence that the child will be in danger with one parent, the court will not grant the other parent full custody. Joint custody is the rule these days, and courts are moving closer to the ideal of shared residential arrangements after the age of 18 months.

The Connection Between Child Custody And Child Support

Child support and child custody are interrelated. Parents with approximately equal incomes can probably both get by without representation. A parent who is paying support has greater use for a skilled attorney than the parent who is receiving support payments. Parents who are self-employed or who have some other unique situation are advised to hire a lawyer. Why? Because you only need a lawyer when you need to do something; you cannot do cross or direct examinations on your own.

Skilled Child Custody Attorneys For Wilmington, Delaware

At Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults, we have assisted hundreds of clients who needed to prove a point to have access to their children. The court takes child custody and parenting schedules very seriously, considering a host of factors before arriving at a decision. A good attorney knows which arguments have a chance of succeeding and which ones deserve no respect. We know how to represent your wishes in the light of your child's own best interests — which is the ultimate indicator of success in such cases.

Serious family law issues require serious representation. Call the Wilmington child custody lawyers at Poole, Mensinger, Cutrona & Ellsworth-Aults, at 302-428-0100, or write to us using this convenient online form.